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Saturday, February 03, 2007

Wine Entry : Arrow Field Cabernet Sauvignon Show Reserve 2000 (Australia)


I was fortunate to get this bottle from Wine for Asia 2004, I believe. Very nice gentleman from Arrow Field vineyards convinced me of the potential of this wine and even gave us breadsticks with the purchase. Unfortunately, I have not seen the vineyard participating in the 2005 and 2006 event. Not seen this wine around much in Singapore shops. The colour in the glass was an inviting dark ruby red.

Smell : Rose interlaced with dark cherries and some spice. Fumes of alcohol detected.

Taste : Burst of fruity ripen cherries and blackcurrants. Smooth and mild with no tannins but has a good oak structure.

After-Taste : Slightly cheesy end with cheery pips. Overall a short-medium finish.

Description at back of bottle :
Arrowfield is a highly respected name in the famous Hunter Valley wine region of New South Wales dating back to 1824. The Show Reserve label represents a selection of the highest quality fruit sourced from premium vineyards around Australia. These finely crafted wines of elegance are highly acclaimed on both the Australian wine circuit and Internationally. This deep red coloured wine has a complex aroma showing ripe fruit with cedary oak overtones. The palate is rich and full flavoured with tastes of cinnamon and chocolate, balanced with fine integrated oak. The wine has a nice length of flavour with a soft finish. Enjoy this Cabernet Sauvignon with red meats particularly beef and lamb. This classic wine may also accompany venison and the more mature cheeses.

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5 Comments:

  • At 9:22 AM, Blogger Wine said…

    Trust you enjoyed this NSW 13.5% wine. Alcoholic fumes? Maybe you could have decant it for an hour first?

    Glad to hear you liked it a lot. I don't know if this shows promise but it's a good drink.

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    Dan
    www.winekakis.com

     
  • At 5:58 PM, Anonymous rogueog said…

    alcoholic fumes? cold it be the wine's too warm?

     
  • At 10:13 AM, Blogger DesDragon said…

    both of you are correct...no decanting and warm wine...

    At 32 DegC, vapour pressure of ethanol in water is 11.7 kPa
    At 14 DegC, vapour pressure of ethanol in water is only 4 kPa

    Alcoholic fumes...still it was a good drink..

     
  • At 12:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    hi, can make a link to your blog? i am creating a blog myself and find your's v.interesting. thank you.

     
  • At 10:47 PM, Blogger DesDragon said…

    Sure..go ahead and make the link!

     

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